Bloomberg Government and the Washington Post both developed websites for folks to try to solve the puzzle at home.
These are folks who were elected to get the federal beast back in the box.
“folks have gone very quickly to that issue and have attacked the character of that young lady, and I think unfairly,” he said.
When Cullotta looks back on his life, he acknowledges his deadly sins and shrugs when folks ask him about the prison time he did.
Quick, come on, we can go in here and watch till some folks arrive.
"You got three folks standin' by you, kid," continued Andy, earnestly.
Think of a son of Daniel J. Bines treatin' folks like that as if they was his equals.
My folks went to Detroit when I was a little codger and they both died there.
You folks been cuttin' a pretty wide swath here in New York.
There will be the funeral and we shall have to take in some of the folks, I know.
Old English folc "common people, laity; men; people, nation, tribe; multitude; troop, army," from Proto-Germanic *folkom (cf. Old Frisian folk, Middle Dutch volc, German Volk "people"), from Proto-Germanic *fulka-, perhaps originally "host of warriors;" cf. Old Norse folk "people," also "army, detachment;" and Lithuanian pulkas "crowd," Old Church Slavonic pluku "division of an army," both believed to have been borrowed from Proto-Germanic. Old English folcstede could mean both "dwelling-place" and "battlefield."
Some have attempted to link the word to Greek plethos "multitude;" Latin plebs "people, mob," populus "people" or vulgus; OED and Klein discount this theory but it is accepted in Watkins. The plural form has been usual since 17c. Superseded in most senses by people. Old English folc was commonly used in forming compounds, such as folccwide "popular saying," folcgemot "town or district meeting;" folcwoh "deception of the public." Folk-etymology is attested from 1890.
By Folk-etymology is meant the influence exercised upon words, both as to their form and meaning, by the popular use and misuse of them. In a special sense, it is intended to denote the corruption which words undergo, owing either to false ideas about their derivation, or to a mistaken analogy with other words to which they are supposed to be related. [The Rev. A. Smythe Palmer, "Folk-Etymology," 1890]